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Rollo
11-09-10, 08:11 PM
I'm currently running a GTX580 with a GTS450 in my Phenom2 965/MSI NVIDIA 980A rig with a Dell 3007 WFP HC 25X16 monitor.

This is DEFINITELY the ultimate single GPU / single screen setup. My son and I just finished playing Metro2033 all the way through at 25 X 16, AAA, 16X AF, PhysX on, in DX11, silky smooth gameplay.

Now, my other computer has GTX480SLi, so I'm not easily impressed. I'm impressed.I'd also note GTS450s make kick ass PhysX cards.

What you won't notice with these cards noise. I played a few levels of AVP without my speakers on and never noticed the fan spin up.

If anyone has a benchmark requests, I'll run them as able. Not many review sites use AMD cpus, so I might be able to give you a better idea of what to expect with yours.

rombat
11-09-10, 08:45 PM
Rollo, did you use a sli bridge on your GTS450 or just made it a dedicated PhysX card? I was wondering about this if you can sli 400 cards and would it slow a 580 gtx down, but I guess you can run the GTS450 along with it just for a dedicated PhysX card just fine.

Rollo
11-09-10, 08:55 PM
Rollo, did you use a sli bridge on your GTS450 or just made it a dedicated PhysX card? I was wondering about this if you can sli 400 cards and would it slow a 580 gtx down, but I guess you can run the GTS450 along with it just for a dedicated PhysX card just fine.

I just made it a PhysX card with the CP setting. (haven't heard of people using the bridge TBH- but you can't SLi this card with anything but another 580)

I haven't tested it with/without the 450, but I'll give it a try and post my results. I'm thinking the 450 adds significantly.

Scendore
11-09-10, 11:46 PM
Yeah I would agree off the cuff... Just returned my 480 GTX Super Clocked from EVGA under the store 30 return policy and Picked up my EVGA 580 Stock. Very impressive so far. Having used my 480 for a month I can say the 580 is just more consistant with FPS across all games. In terms of heat it is much lower than the 480 and the noise is not an issue.

Very solid card in the short time I've had it.

I will post back the more I use it.

G-Man
11-10-10, 02:02 AM
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa168/PointyB/Cards-1.jpg

rombat
11-10-10, 09:17 AM
Rolllo, did you use the modified 262.99 WHQL since you are using the GTS450 with your new GtX 580?

Rollo
11-10-10, 01:19 PM
Rolllo, did you use the modified 262.99 WHQL since you are using the GTS450 with your new GtX 580?

I used 262.99 that I downloaded off NVIDIA's partner FTP site. What's up with the dedicated and drivers?

ragejg
11-10-10, 01:28 PM
I'd make my GTX 460 768 a PhysX card to sit next to GTX 580 if my PSU would put up with it, but I really don't think it can, especially given that my CPU is well-overclocked. I guess I need to start thinking about getting a 900-1100W PSU.

rombat
11-10-10, 01:41 PM
ragejg, I would get a higher wattage power supply the one you have will be weak if you stick your 460 and GTX580 plus overclocking.

ragejg
11-10-10, 01:48 PM
ragejg, I would get a higher wattage power supply the one you have will be weak if you stick your 460 and GTX580 plus overclocking.

Thank you :) but I thought I did express that in my post already, didn't I?

rombat
11-10-10, 01:50 PM
Rollo, do not have a clue why they did not release the 262.99 drivers officially for every card. Sort of wierd that the 262.99 only have GTX580 inf and not the rest of the other cards.

AdamK47
11-10-10, 11:01 PM
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa168/PointyB/Cards-1.jpg

Yeah, those are mine.

Smee
11-12-10, 12:28 AM
Yeah, those are mine.

I didn't see anyone ask? :rolleyes2

v3rninater
11-12-10, 04:39 AM
Someone is compensating for small.....

ragejg
11-12-10, 09:31 AM
Yup, he's braggin' for sure. Plus he only has a 1920x1080 LCD. Overkill/unnecessary waste of $1500. One 580 is enough for that res, that's for damn sure.

Bearclaw
11-12-10, 09:39 AM
Really looking to upgrade. Sell the 470 and get a 580.

DiscipleDOC
11-12-10, 09:40 AM
Really looking to upgrade. Sell the 470 and get a 580.

I'm thinking about doing the same. I'm going to sell my 480 and get a 580....

Maverick123w
11-12-10, 10:32 AM
I'm thinking about doing the same. I'm going to sell my 480 and get a 580....

I plan on doing the same thing with either a 580 or 6970.

red777star
11-12-10, 01:52 PM
I was thinking about GTX580 or SLI GTX470 and i think SLI GTX470 is the best solution for money cause it scales amazingly good and it just rocks. On top of that i added GTX260 as dedicated phyx card.

Bah!
11-12-10, 02:11 PM
Yup, he's braggin' for sure. Plus he only has a 1920x1080 LCD. Overkill/unnecessary waste of $1500. One 580 is enough for that res, that's for damn sure.

Not always.

Play Metro 2033 (or a half dozen other games) maxed out on a single 580 and you might think otherwise. Play anything in 3D Vision and you will also see that one card, even a 580, really isn't enough.

Now three cards is stretching it, but I can absolutely see the need for two of them at that rez because I've seen, first hand, games use every bit of my SLI'd 480's at 19x10.

v3rninater
11-12-10, 03:33 PM
I'm thinking about doing the same. I'm going to sell my 480 and get a 580....

Doc you're such a hardware ho3r, SOOOooooo you're just like me....gosh dangit...;)

AdamK47
11-12-10, 07:21 PM
I didn't see anyone ask? :rolleyes2

Then I'll fix his hot linking.

i SPY
11-15-10, 01:26 PM
lol.


its what 480gtx suppose to be and still its nothing special.. nvtrollolol (nana2)

Smee
11-19-10, 11:31 PM
Then I'll fix his hot linking.

lol, sorry Adam.

I saw the pic once.. then saw it again with your quote, I ASSumed both were from the same poster.

Which obviously made it read like... "DAMMIT, someone acknowledge my awesome stuff!!!" :D